Henri Matisse - Danseuse Assise au Tabouret, Genou releve et bras croises
Original Lithograph ,1926/7 , on Velin paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with full margins
Reference: Henri Matisse, Catalogue Raisonne de l’oeuvre grave, Claude Duthuit, Vol II, number 481
Size: Image: 270 x 440 mms; Sheet: 550 x 330 mms
Note: This lithograph was made by Matisse at the time he was involved in various projects with the Ballet Russse which was run by Diagelev, the well known Russian Impressario. The work was from the suite entitled “Dix Danseuse” comprising 10 plates on a similar theme.
Provenance: The stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it.
Exhibitions: Friborg, 1982, No 435
Public Collections: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France